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Hasbrouck Heights Library Offers Star Wars, Stories, and Bundles of Books in May

May 4, 2021

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights is open for in-person browsing and computer use by appointment.   Masks must be worn and contactless temperature checks are required for all visitors.  Due to the nature of the setup as part of Borough Hall, the public is asked to use the Madison Avenue entrance for the library. Doorside pickup service ...

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Offers Meditation, Music and More During May 2021

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library remains open to the public with modified opening hours and at 25% capacity. Browsing and computer time are limited to forty minutes, no advance reservation is required. The Book Drop is open for item returns and all materials will be quarantined for three days before being checked in. Porch pick-up is available upon request. 

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Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $15 Million in Aid to Arts and Cultural Venues

Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana, Dawn Marie Addiego, and Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Linda Carter, Angela ...

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Tuesday's COVID-19 Figures from Around NJ, per Gov. Murphy

May 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.

There were 1,208 new PCR cases reported and 297 antigen tests, with 45 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 876,925 positive PCR cases, 125,072 positive antigen cases, and 23,033 deaths, and ...

Monday's COVID-19 Numbers from Around New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around New Jersey during his Monday afternoon press briefing where he also announced the lifting of restrictions on restaurants and gatherings in the coming days.

There were 880 new PCR cases reported and 1,077 antigen tests, with 16 new deaths. Statewide, there are now ...

Reopening New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Moves to Lift Restrictions on Businesses, Venues and Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social distancing and face mask rules will remain in place.

“We have been fully expecting to ...

Youth with Loaded Handgun Arrested at Garden State Plaza

April 27, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Police arrested a 17-year-old "for possession of a fully loaded handgun" at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Saturday at 8 p.m. The mall closes at 9 p.m.

According to the police report, the young man, from Lodi, was discovered at the mall with a group of juveniles that matched a description from a tip they received.

Police said while interviewing the suspect, they ...

Hasbrouck Heights Preserving Our Planet Poster Contest Winners

May 3, 2021

The Hasbrouck Heights Environmental Commission and Hasbrouck Heights Green Team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Preserving our Planet poster contest.

Third Graders:

· Sofia Tomlin (Corpus Christie) 

· Nicole Zgoda (Euclid) 

· Donatella Sentore (Lincoln) 

Fourth Graders:

· George ...

U.S. Census 2020: NJ Retains Congressional Seats

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC. - Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 7.4% population growth in the U.S. is the second slowest since 1940.

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NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

May 1, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2. 

Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be bigger, bolder, and better. 

The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 22, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...